First Aid Level 1


In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer.

First Aid (Level 1)

First Aid Level 1


The First Aid Level 1 course is a basic first aid course, an introduction to emergency care equipping learners with the skills to apply and perform basic first aid in emergencies. A First Aider are considered to be the “First Responder”. The First Responder plays a very important role in the “Patient Care Cycle”. Delivered by registered health care professionals, learners will cover theoretical knowledge and have to perform practical skills competently, such as CPR and Choking. First Aid level 1 is the starting point to the three levels of first aid, and is usually the minimum requirement to be met by companies when being inspected by governing bodies such as the Department of Labour.


  • Emergency situations
  • Anatomy
  • Appropriate treatments
  • Follow up care

Course Prerequisite

Communication at ABET Level 3 & Mathematical at ABET Level 3

Language of Delivery


Delivery Methods

Course is facilitated by a competent subject matter trainer, who utilises a combination of the following techniques to ensure that the session is practical and experiential: Discussion; Role Play; Exercises & Case Studies; Videos/DVD’s; Games, Slide Shows & Written Questions.

Dress Code

Ladies should preferably dress in such a manner that it is practical to practice first aid. E.g. Higher neckline tops to allow for bending / Pants or tracksuit pants due to bending and or being a patient / Flat shoes.

Training & Evaluation

  • HWSETA requirement: 30% theoretical and 70% practical
  • Constant evaluation
  • Compulsory CPR evaluation

Who should attend?

All staff members – Everyone should be able to perform first aid, because most people will eventually find themselves in a situation requiring it for another person or themselves. It’s better to know first aid and not need it than to need it and not know it.


2 Days


  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Lunch & Refreshments (not applicable to on-site training)
  • SAIOSH Accredited (5 CPD credits/points)
  • 2500 Discovery Vitality Points
  • Electronic Certificate (on successful completion of the course)
  • Electronic Delegate Feedback Questionnaire
  • Certificate: Recognised by the Department of Labour & SAIOSH Accredited
  • Note: Certificate is valid for a period of 3 years from date of issue

Course outline